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Submission Times Two Paperback – July 14, 2009
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What can I say I really and truly wanted to love this story. The plot seemed so good, and I am always up for a menage story. Unfortunately I was left feeling confused regarding the dynamic of their threesome. It almost seems like there are two separate relationships instead of one cohesive one.
Honestly I was dissapointed in this book. It was long which was great but I think the author should have used that length to develop the relationships alittle further.
Maestro is the newcommer to the scene and his interactions with each man differ vastly and you don't seem to get a true sense of where he fits into the threesome other then their domminant. Besides how can he truly be happy with th two when from the start sinve high school he was in love with Ethan?
My personal rating for this book is 2*
- Ethan and Cam's relationship is open and honest and touching. Even when Andrew shows up and we see how perfectly right he and Ethan would be together, the bond between Ethan and Cam is strong enough that I never once wanted them to break up.
- Thompson uses a contemporary element in society to good effect: how do Andrew and Ethan first start corresponding? They talk on Facebook.
- Ethan's and Cam's personalities are different. I could understand not only how they fell for each other, but also how each had different needs as a sub and how each could fall for Andrew at the same time but not at the same pace.
- Like others of Thompson's works I've read, there's not really much sex, relatively speaking. There's a lot of repressed desire and a few hot scenes, sure, but the story's more about psychological exploration than eroticism.
- The longing of Andrew for Ethan, the sub he meets first, is heartbreaking. Both guys obviously want each other for more than just kicks at a club, yet Ethan is completely devoted to Cam and Andrew, even while hoping to seduce Ethan away from his lover, is too respectful to force anything. This makes for a great ending when Andrew meets Cam and those two fall for each other also, but several of the scenes in which Andrew witnesses the other two men's intimacy are pretty sad.
- I didn't quite believe the speed at which Cam develops feelings for Andrew or the supposed strength of all three men's bond at the end. The majority of the book concerns the tentative first steps of their relationship; it doesn't touch much on the deepening of their feelings.
Overall comments: I've come to really enjoy books that depict BDSM relationships. This one isn't as harsh as some I've encountered before (the Deviations series and Dr. Fell, for example), but it's fairly hard-core, especially in Andrew's affinity for oxygen deprivation to test his subs' trust.
I'm not usually a fan of threesomes, but the occasional story does stand out. This is one of them, mainly because of the unusual scenario. Ethan and Cam are committed lovers, but they have a problem because both are submissives; unable to top one another. Until now, they have been going to clubs to meet this need, but with rules for no sex or intimacy. The problem is, submission in itself can be very intimate with the right Dom. When Ethan meets a real Dom, he feels guilty like he's cheating on Cam. Ethan realizes that no matter how much he loves Cam, he has needs that aren't being met. But, these two are in love and they talk about it and decide that Cam needs to meet Andrew. Their lives are changed by the encounter as Cam realizes his needs are also not being met. I have to admit that when Andrew entered the relationship, the story got a little uncomfortable. First, Andrew is love with Ethan. Ethan and Cam go to Andrew (at first) simply to be topped. But, he wants more than that; he wants a relationship, with both of them. And, they are struggling with the concern that their attraction to Andrew could break them up.
Ironically, there is not as much intercourse in this book as in most erotic gay romances. There is sex between Cam and Ethan at the beginning, but it's the dominance scenes that are highly erotic. Cam and Ethan are different in their submissive natures, and seeing how Andrew handles each is quite good. Overall, I thought this was an excellent BDSM romance. It is a little weaker than the Deviations series, mainly because it didn't address the everyday details, nitty gritty (like contracts) that those books did. However, the ending leaves room for a sequel wherein the author could go more in depth. I really hope there will be one as I would love to spend more time with Ethan, Cam and Andrew now that they have committed themselves. As it is, I have already started Thompson's other BDSM romance, Switch. Highly recommended.
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Submission Times Two is a BDSM themed Menage featured a Dom and two male subs.Read more
I liked this book. The premise seemed genuine as did the characters and their journey.Read more